AISB Newsletter – Aprile 2017

SOMMARIO:

A. EVENTI

1. SEMINARIO DELLA DOTT.SSA ALBA FEDELI: “TESTI E MANOSCRITTI CORANICI: UNA INTERPRETAZIONE” (ROMA, 24.03.2017)

2. WORKSHOP: “THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF MEDIEVAL ARMENIAN SCRIBES” (OXFORD, 27.04.2017)

3. CONVEGNO: “EAST OF BYZANTIUM: CULTURAL HERITAGE ACROSS THE CHRISTIAN EAST” (CAMBRIDGE, MA, 31.03.2017)

4. II EDIZIONE DEL CONVEGNO: “RICERCHE STORICHE E ARCHEOLOGICHE NEL VAL DEMONE” (01-02.04.2017)

5. CICLO DI CONFERENCE AL MUSEO CIVICO MEDIEVALE: “BISANZIO E L’ITALIA: INFLUENZE, TECNICHE E COLLEZIONISMO” (BOLOGNA, 05.04-07.06.2017)

6. INCONTRO DI STUDIO: “INTORNO ALL’ICONA DI S. DEMETRIO. UN VIAGGIO DA BISANZIO A SASSOFERRATO” (SASSOFERRATO [AN], 07.04.2017)

7. CONVEGNO: “MENDICANT ORDERS IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN” (NAUPLIO, 19-23.04.2017)

8. EXHIBITION: “CAPTURING BYZANTIUM” (FLORENCE, 24.03-09.06.2017)

9. INTENSIVE SUMMER SCHOOL ON GREEK PALAEOGRAPHY AND BYZANTINE EPIGRAPHY (PATMOS, 03-08.07.2017; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 26.04.2017)

10. DUE CONFERENZE DEL DOTT. YURI S. SAVELIEV: “BYZANTINE ARTISTIC TRADITION IN MEDIEVAL RUSSIA” (VENEZIA, 26.04.2017); “HISTORICIST RUSSIAN ART OF THE XIX CENTURY” (VENEZIA, 27.04.2017)

11. SUMMER SCHOOL: “MANUSCIENCES ’17. FRENCH-GERMAN SUMMER SCHOOL” (FREJUS, FRANCE, 10-15.09.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 01.05.2017)

12. PANEL ON “CRUCIFIED SAINTS FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO MODERNITY” [TO BE PRESENTED AT THE WORKSHOP “CANTIERI DELL’AGIOGRAFIA” (ROME, 18-19.01.2018)]: CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 20.05.2017)

13. CONFERENCE: “COLLECTION AND FRAGMENTATION: MEDICAL COMPILATIONS FROM THE ORIENT AND OCCIDENT AND THEIR SOURCES” (BERLIN, 30.09-02.10.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 25.05.2017)

14. CONVEGNO: “LO STUDIO DEL GRECO NELL’EUROPA DEL XV SECOLO: FUTURE PROSPETTIVE DI RICERCA” (VENEZIA, 26.05.2017)

15. THEMENHEFT UND WORKSHOP DER ZEITSCHRIFT “DAS MITTELALTER”: “TANZ. PERSPEKTIVEN MEDIAEVISTISCHER FORSCHUNG” (FIRST DEADLINE: 30.05.2017)

16. SECOND BYZANTINE COLLOQUIUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES: “BETWEEN LUST AND CHASTITY: THE BYZANTINES ON LOVE AND SEX” (BUENOS AIRES, 28-29.08.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 31.05.2017)

17. CONFERENCE: “THE PHYSIOLOGUS BETWEEN EAST AND WEST: TRANSMISSION AND DISSEMINATION OF AN EARLY CHRISTIAN TEXT ON NATURE” (PARIS, 15-17.06.2017)

B. PUBBLICAZIONI

1. V. DEROCHE – N. VATIN (SOUS LA DIRECTION DE), “CONSTANTINOPLE 1453. DES BYZANTINS AUX OTTOMANS” (2016)

2. F. CICCOLELLA – L. SILVANO (EDS.), “TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND SCHOOLS OF GREEK IN THE RENAISSANCE” (2017)

3. V. MANGRAVITI, “L’ODISSEA MARCIANA DI LEONZIO TRA BOCCACCIO E PETRARCA” (2017)

4. V. TSAMAKDA (ED.), “A COMPANION TO BYZANTINE ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPTS” (2017)

5. F. GALLO – S. COSTA (A CURA DI), “MISCELLANEA GRAECOLATINA IV” (2017)

C. NOTIZIE

1. BRIHC RESEARCH FELLOW AT SCHOOL OF HISTORY AND CULTURES, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19.04.2017)

2. BRIHC GLOBAL CHALLENGES RESEARCH FELLOW AT SCHOOL OF HISTORY AND CULTURES, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19.04.2017)

3. BANDO PER ASSEGNO DI RICERCA “I LIBRI GRECI DELLA BNU DI TORINO E LA BIBLIOTECA DI GABRIEL SEVIROS” (SCADENZA: 26.04.2017)

4. BYZANTINE STUDIES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AT UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30.04.2017)

5. GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS (2017-2018) FUNDED BY THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION (APPLICATION DEADLINES: 05.05.2017; 31.05.2017)

6. SIX FOUR-YEAR PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN HUMANITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15.05.2017)

7. ISTITUTO ITALIANO PER LA STORIA ANTICA: BANDO PER TRE BORSE DI STUDIO DESTINATE A GIOVANI STUDIOSI (DEADLINE: 30.05.2017)

8. E-EDITION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE 23RD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF BYZANTINE STUDIES (BELGRADE, 22-27 AUGUST 2016)


A. EVENTI

[1]. SEMINARIO DELLA DOTT.SSA ALBA FEDELI: “TESTI E MANOSCRITTI CORANICI: UNA INTERPRETAZIONE” (ROMA, 24.03.2017)

Da: Arianna D’Ottone (arianna.dottone@uniroma1.it)

Il ciclo di seminari del corso di Lingua e Letteratura Araba (LM) dell’a.a. 2016-17, tenuto dalla Prof.ssa Arianna D’Ottone Rambach, sara’ inaugurato dalla conferenza della Dr.ssa Alba Fedeli (Central European University, Budapest):
TESTI E MANOSCRITTI CORANICI: UNA INTERPRETAZIONE

Negli ultimi anni – e soprattutto dopo il caso mediatico della BBC con il “Corano di Birmingham” (http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33436021) – i primi manoscritti coranici sono diventati un argomento di grande attualita’ e in un certo senso anche di grande novita’ se non altro per i non specialisti.
I media e i social media sono riusciti a suscitare l’interesse per questa disciplina che nasce nell’Ottocento, quando viaggiatori, collezionisti e studiosi ebbero accesso ai primi (i.e. non datati) frammenti coranici.
Ma quali sono oggi i risultati raggiunti, gli approcci e le metodologie usati nei Qur’anic Manuscript Studies? Qual e’ l’oggetto della ricerca nella critica testuale? Questi gli argomenti trattati nel corso del seminario, durante il quale sara’ mostrato il lavoro sul palinsesto Mingana-Lewis della Cambridge University Library quale esempio di documentary digital edition realizzata con un sistema di encoding e tagging del testo e dei suoi dintorni.

Il seminario si terra’:
VENERDI’ 24 MARZO 2017 ore 12-14 presso l’Istituto Italiano di Studi Orientali
Circonvallazione Tiburtina, 4
AULA 107 (I piano)
Contatto: arianna.dottone@uniroma1.it

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[2]. WORKSHOP: “THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF MEDIEVAL ARMENIAN SCRIBES” (OXFORD, 27.04.2017)

Da: Anna Sirinian (anna.sirinian@unibo.it)

“THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF MEDIEVAL ARMENIAN SCRIBES.
APPROACHES TO STUDYING MEDIEVAL ARMENIAN COLOPHONS”

WORKSHOP

organized by
The British Academy — University of Oxford

Thursday 27 April 2017
09:00am – 1:30pm
Andrew Pitt Room, Pembroke College (Oxford)

CONVENERS:
Dr. David Zakarian (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford)
Prof. Theo M. van Lint (Calouste Gulbenkian Professor of Armenian Studies, Univeristy of Oxford)

PROGRAMME:

9:00am – Welcome
9:10 Dr Emmanuel VAN ELVERDINGHE (Universite’ catholique de Louvain): “Why and How to Study Formulae in Armenian Colophons?”
9:40 Dr Emilio BONFIGLIO (Universitaet Wien / University of Oxford): “Forms and Functions of Colophons in Non-Armenian Oriental Traditions”
10:10 Prof. Anna SIRINIAN (Universita’ di Bologna): “Books for Paradise: Aspects of Medieval Mentality in Armenian Colophons of the XIII Century”

Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 Prof. Robert THOMSON (University of Oxford): “Scribal Speculations: the Case of the Four Evangelists”
11:30 Prof. Theo M. VAN LINT (University of Oxford): “Armenian Colophons in Verse: Some Further Observations”
12:00 Prof. Dickran KOUYMJIAN (Fresno State University): “A Profile of the Late Medieval Armenian Community of Cyprus through Colophons”
12:30 Dr David ZAKARIAN (University of Oxford): “Revisiting the Fratres Unitores: Some Glimpses from the Colophons of Armenian Manuscripts”
13:00 General Discussion and Closure

INFO:
david.zakarian@orinst.ox.ac.uk

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[3]. CONVEGNO: “EAST OF BYZANTIUM: CULTURAL HERITAGE ACROSS THE CHRISTIAN EAST” (CAMBRIDGE, MA, 31.03.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

CULTURAL HERITAGE ACROSS THE CHRISTIAN EAST
A symposium exploring the challenges of preserving the cultural heritage of the Christian East.

SPEAKERS: Allison E. Cuneo, American Schools of Oriental Research; Laurent Dissard, University College London; Karel C. Innemee, University of Amsterdam; Anton Pritula, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and The State Hermitage Museum

SCHEDULE

9:30-9:45 Coffee
9:45-10:00 Welcoming Remarks
Brandie Ratliff, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture; Christina Maranci, Tufts University
10:00-10:45 “ASOR CHI’s Role in the Cultural Heritage of the Christian East”
Allison E. Cuneo, American Schools of Oriental Research Cultural Heritage Initiatives
11:00-11:45 “The Presence-Absence of Arapgir’s Armenian Heritage in Present-Day Eastern Turkey”
Laurent Dissard, University College London
11:45-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:45 “Deir al-Surian, A Monastery on Cultural Crossroads”
Karel C. Innemee, University of Amsterdam
3:00-3:45 “Chaldean Manuscript Collections. ‘Adbisho’ of Gazarta: Patriarch, Poet, Scribe and Commissioner”
Anton Pritula, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and The State Hermitage Museum
3:45-4:15 Coffee Break
4:15-5:00 Roundtable and Closing Remarks
Christina Maranci, moderator; Allison E. Cuneo, Laurent Dissard, Karel C. Innemee, Anton Pritula

For the abstracts of the papers, please visit: https://eastofbyzantium.org/upcoming-events/cultural-hertiage/

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[4]. II EDIZIONE DEL CONVEGNO REGIONALE: “RICERCHE STORICHE E ARCHEOLOGICHE NEL VAL DEMONE” (BARCELLONA POZZO DI GOTTO [ME], 01-02.04.2017)

Da: Luigi Santagati (luigisantagati@virgilio.it)

CONVEGNO REGIONALE “RICERCHE STORICHE E ARCHEOLOGICHE NEL VAL DEMONE”
Sala Conferenze del Parco Museo Jalari
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Messina)
1-2 Aprile 2017

PROGRAMMA [Si segnalano di seguito i soli interventi di interesse bizantinistico]

SABATO 1 APRILE
9,00 – Apertura dei lavori e saluti delle Autorita’
VERA GIORGIANNI, Responsabile del Parco Museo Jalari; ROSARIO TORRE, Dottore in Turismo, Territorio e Ambiente; MASSIMO TRICAMO, Presidente della Societa’ Milazzese di Storia Patria; PROF. MARIO BOLOGNARI, Direttore del DICAM

I Sessione
Presiede: Shara Pirrotti
9,45 – ALESSIO MANDANIKIOTIS, Archimandrita di rito greco
“Problemi di storia del cristianesimo antico e medievale in Sicilia, tra oriente e occidente”
10,15 – ROBERTO MOTTA, Studioso di storia e medicina medievale
“Sulle tracce di Adelaide del Vasto ed Eleonora d’Angio'”
10,45 – ANTONINO QUATTROCCHI, Studioso di storia e tradizioni popolari
“Il monastero italo-greco di Santa Venera di Vanella o di Plati’ presso Bafia nel Piano di Milazzo”
11,15 – Pausa caffe’
11,40 – FILIPPO IMBESI, Architetto e studioso
“‘Possideatis uti possidetis’. La ‘magna usurpatio’ di Gala”
12,10 – ALESSANDRO FUMIA, Etnostorico
“Ganzirri nella storia”
12,40 – Pausa pranzo

II Sessione
Presiede: Giuseppe Pantano
15,30 – SHARA PIRROTTI, Dottore di Ricerca in Storia Medievale
“Messina normanna”
16,00 – ANTONIO CUCUZZA, Redattore della rivista “Agora’” e studioso
“Tracce messinesi nella cultura del calatino”
16,30 – PIERO GAZZARA, Archivio Storico Romettese
“Terre e citta’ di Sicilia alla ricerca delle ‘glorie passate’: tra storia e falsificazioni nelle memorie patrie (secoli XV–XVIII)”
17,00 – GIOVANBATTISTA COSTANTINO, Architetto
“Il castello di Patti: teorie ed ipotesi sulla costruzione di un sito fortificato”
17,30 – Pausa caffe’

19,15 – JUBILATE DEO (DIRETTORE ANTONIO CURCIO)
Concerto da camera con musiche di Palestrina, Anerio, Vivaldi e Bach

DOMENICA 2 APRILE

III Sessione
Presiede: Luciano Catalioto
9,30 – GIUSEPPE FERLAZZO, Archeologo
“L’opera poligonale nella Sicilia nord-orientale”
10,00 – FRANZ RICCOBONO, Presidente dell’associazione “Amici del Museo di Messina”
Scoperta e riscoperta della tomba a camera di Largo Avignone a Messina
10,30 – LUIGI SANTAGATI, Societa’ Nissena di Storia Patria
“Un po’ di luce sulla via Valeria romana”
11,00 – Pausa caffe’
11,20 – GIAMBATTISTA CONDORELLI, Presidente di “SiciliAntica” sede di Catania
“Mulini ad acqua: un’anomalia del Valdemone rispetto al resto della Sicilia”

12,20 – PRESENTAZIONE DELLA RIVISTA TRINAKIE, a cura di Antonio Cucuzza
12,40 – Pausa pranzo

IV Sessione
Presiede: Alessio Mandanikiotis
15,30 – CLARA BIONDI, Universita’ degli Studi di Catania
“San Marco d’Alunzio e Troina nel Trecento: testimonianze testamentarie sul Valdemone”
16,00 – SALVATORE CARMELO TROVATO, Universita’ degli Studi di Catania
“La Sicilia lombarda”
16,30 – FILIPPO SCIARA, Societa’ Nissena di Storia Patria
“Messina e le origini dei Chiaromonte di Sicilia”
17,00 – Pausa caffe’
17,20 – GIUSEPPE PANTANO, Ricercatore indipendente
“Da Montalbano a Toledo: una pergamena racconta…”
17,50 – LUCIANO CATALIOTO, Universita’ degli Studi di Messina
“Le carte messinesi dell’archivio ducale Medinaceli di Toledo”
18,30 – Dibattito e conclusioni

PRESENTAZIONI: Francesco Caizzone, Vera Giorgianni e Ignazio Miraglia
– REGISTRAZIONI VIDEO: Francesco Giunta
– INFO: 0909746245 / 3933534143

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[5]. CICLO DI CONFERENCE AL MUSEO CIVICO MEDIEVALE: “BISANZIO E L’ITALIA: INFLUENZE, TECNICHE E COLLEZIONISMO” (BOLOGNA, 05.04-07.06.2017)

Da: Musei Civici di arte antica (museiarteantica@comune.bologna.it)

Il ciclo di conferenze ha come filo conduttore la cultura e l’arte di Bisanzio e i suoi rapporti con l’Italia attraverso l’analisi di importanti casi. Innanzitutto, sara’ ripercorsa l’affascinante vicenda della riscoperta del greco a Firenze seguendo alcuni campi di interesse come la geografia, il diritto, il Concilio di Firenze e i suoi effetti collaterali. Nel contesto, sara’ presentato il restauro del noto ciclo musivo della chiesa del Monastero di Dafni – Grecia – (tardo XI secolo), occasione per nuove riflessioni sulla tecnica delle tessere vitree di opere di ambito greco e italiano tra XI e XIV secolo. Inoltre, verra’ presa in considerazione anche la miniatura bizantina, la cui influenza sulla produzione bolognese e italiana e’ ben rappresentata dall’enigmatico Maestro della Bibbia di Gerona. Infine, uno sguardo sul collezionismo di opere d’arte da Costantinopoli conservate a Roma, all’indomani della caduta dell’impero nel 1453: dalla figura emblematica del Cardinale Bessarione (che si batte’ tenacemente per la sopravvivenza del greco in Italia) al conte russo Grigorij S. Stroganoff (1829-1910).

Dal 4 Aprile al 7 Giugno 2017

5 APRILE, ore 17:
Conferenza di Davide Baldi (Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Firenze; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbona)
Da Bisanzio a Firenze: il greco

4 MAGGIO, ore 17:
Conferenza di Dimitrios Chryssopoulos (Direttore del Dipartimento Mosaici, Direzione Conservazione dei Monumenti Antichi e Moderni, Ministero Greco della Cultura, Atene), Gabriella Bernardi (Museo Civico Medievale, Bologna), Marco Verita’ (Laboratorio LAMA, Universita’ IUAV, Venezia)
I restauri dei mosaici parietali della chiesa del Monastero di Dafni (Grecia) con un breve intervento sull’icona musiva raffigurante la Vergine del Museo Civico Medievale di Bologna

17 MAGGIO, ore 17:
Conferenza di Annette Hoffmann (Kunsthistorisches Institut, Firenze)
La Bibbia di Gerona e il suo Maestro

7 GIUGNO, ore 17:
Conferenza di Simona Moretti (Universita’ IULM, Milano)
Roma bizantina. Opere d’arte dall’impero di Costantinopoli nelle collezioni romane

Museo Civico Medievale
Via Manzoni 4, Bologna
tel 0512193916 / 2193930
museiarteantica@comune.bologna.it
www.museibologna.it/arteantica

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[6]. INCONTRO DI STUDIO: “INTORNO ALL’ICONA DI S. DEMETRIO. UN VIAGGIO DA BISANZIO A SASSOFERRATO” (SASSOFERRATO [AN], 07.04.2017)

Da: Andrea Paribeni (andrea.paribeni@uniurb.it)

Primo piano sul “gioiello” piu’ prezioso del patrimonio artistico della citta’, l’Icona di San Demetrio, minuscola opera d’arte bizantina realizzata sul finire del XIV Secolo.
L’icona, mosaico su supporto ligneo rivestito in lamina d’argento sbalzato e dorato, raffigurante San Demetrio in veste di guerriero, appartiene alla prestigiosa Raccolta Perottiana di reliquiari bizantini, custodita nel museo civico di Sassoferrato. Raccolta che prende il nome da Niccolo’ Perotti (1430-1480), alto prelato della Curia pontificia e insigne umanista. Per approfondire la conoscenza su questa splendida opera d’arte e’ stato organizzato un convegno dal titolo “Intorno all’Icona di San Demetrio – Un viaggio da Bisanzio a Sassoferrato”, che si terra’ venerdi’ 7 aprile, alle ore 15.00, nella sala convegni di Palazzo Oliva.

L’interessante iniziativa culturale, che avrebbe dovuto svolgersi lo scorso 28 ottobre, poi rinviata a causa degli eventi sismici di quel periodo, e’ stata promossa dall’Associazione “ComunicArte” di Senigallia, con il patrocinio del Comune di Sassoferrato e del Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell’Universita’ di Urbino “Carlo Bo” e con la collaborazione dell’Associazione “Salviamo il romanico” di Ancona, di Aiscom (Associazione Italiana per lo studio e la conservazione del mosaico) e del locale Gruppo Archeologico Appennino Umbro Marchigiano.

All’iniziativa prenderanno parte, in qualita’ di relatori, alcune autorevoli personalita’ in ambito culturale: Andrea Paribeni (Universita’ di Urbino), Gabriele Barucca (Soprintendenza archeologica, belle arti e paesaggio delle Marche), Giorgio Vespignani, (Universita’ di Bologna), Silvia Pedone (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma), Emauela Giammarioni (Gruppo Archeologico Appennino Umbro Marchigiano). Il convegno, aperto al pubblico, sara’ introdotto dai saluti del sindaco di Sassoferrato, Ugo Pesciarelli, del presidente di “ComunicArte”, Marco Pettinari, del presidente di “Salviamo il Romanico”, Mattia Morbidoni e dell’On. Irene Manzi, segretaria della Commissione cultura, scienza e istruzione della Camera dei Deputati.

Realizzata a Costantinopoli, l’Icona di San Demetrio venne portata in Italia nel 1438 dal cardinale Bessarione in occasione del Concilio di Ferrara. Fu proprio lo stesso cardinale a donarla al suo segretario, l’umanista sassoferratese Perotti, il quale inseri’ questo prezioso mosaico nella sua collezione di reliquie bizantine e fiamminghe che la citta’ sentinate ha saputo conservare per sei secoli con amorevole cura. A testimonianza del suo altissimo valore storico-artistico, l’icona e’ stata esposta negli ultimi tredici anni in alcuni eventi di rilevanza internazionale: dal 15 marzo al 4 luglio 2004 al Metropolitan Museum of Art di New York, in occasione della mostra dal titolo “Bisanzio: La fede e il potere (1261-1557)”; dal 24 ottobre al 28 novembre 2005 nella basilica di Salonicco (Grecia), che porta il nome del santo, per il 1700° anniversario del martirio di San Demetrio, patrono della citta’ ellenica.

L’ultimo tour dell’opera d’arte sassoferratese e’ avvenuto ancora negli Usa, precisamente a Cleveland dal 17 ottobre 2010 al 17 gennaio 2011 e a Baltimora dal 13 febbraio al 15 maggio del 2011 in occasione della mostra “Treasures of Heaven: Saint, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe” (“Tesori del Paradiso: Santi, Reliquie e Devozione nell’Europa Medievale”). Al termine del convegno i partecipanti potranno visitare gratuitamente la Sala Perottiana del museo civico dove l’icona è conservata.

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[7]. CONVEGNO: “MENDICANT ORDERS IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN” (NAUPLIO, 19-23.04.2017)

Da: Silvia Pedone (silvia.pedone@gmail.com)

The aim of this conference is to examine the artistic legacy of the Mendicant Orders, namely the Franciscans and the Dominicans, in the eastern Mediterranean. This is a hitherto unexplored topic, overshadowed by the extensive research on the mendicants mainly in Italy and the West in general. Unlike the Crusaders, who were viewed with hostility in the East, the ascetic way of living of the mendicants was instrumental in promoting a compassionate face of Catholic Western Europe in the eyes of Orthodox Easterners. Their vow to poverty and active charity towards the poor brought in closer contact two worlds of differing doctrines, hitherto divided by the trauma of the religious schism in 1054 and the sack of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204.

This conference brings together a group of junior and senior scholars, active in academic research as well as archaeological fieldwork, who collaborate in presenting new material, exchanging ideas and formulating new approaches, that will shed light on the activity of the Mendicant Orders in the Eastern Mediterranean. The participation of scholars from all over Europe, as well as the United States, promotes a “global” exchange of ideas and foster new methodological approaches. The expertise of researchers working on the mendicants in Italy will kindle the research interest of their activities in the East and will hopefully create a new area of study.

PROGRAMME:

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
9:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Welcoming Addresses
10:30 – 11:00 Ioanna Christoforaki (Academy of Athens): “Mendicant Orders in the Eastern Mediterranean: Reviewing the Evidence”
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

One Step Beyond: The Mendicants in Constantinople and Dalmatia
11:30 – 11:50 Sebnem Donbekci (Koc University): “Revisiting the Vita Cycle of Saint Francis in Constantinople: Power and Ideology in the Medieval Mediterranean”
11:50 – 12:10 Silvia Pedone (Sapienza Universita’ di Roma) and Nicholas Melvani (Koc University): “Constantinople and the Dominicans: History, Topography, and Monuments on Both Shores of the Golden Horn”
12:10 – 12:30 Rafal Quirini-Poplawski (Jagiellonian University of Krakow): “Mendicant Art and Architecture in the Black Sea: Pera and Caffa”
12:30 – 12:50 Discussion
12:50 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 15:20 Josip Belamaric (Cvito Fiskovic Centre and University of Split): “Franciscans and Art on the Croatian Coast in the Thirteenth Century”
15:20 – 15:40 Zoraida Demori Stanicic (Croatian Conservation Institute): “Franciscan Convents in Hvar: Between Cult and Politics”
15:40 – 16:00 Nina Kudis (University of Rijeka): “Venetian Seicento Painters in Franciscan and Dominican Churches of Dalmatia: Some Important Examples”
16:00 – 16:20 Ivana Prijatelj Pavicic (University of Split): “Anti-Ottoman Narratives on the Altarpieces of Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Carmel in the Dominican and Franciscan Churches of Dalmatia”
16:20 – 16:40 Discussion
16:40 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 – 17:45 Keynote lecture
Sophia Kalopissi-Verti (University of Athens), “Byzantium ‘Challenged’ after 1204: Reactions, Responses and their Reflections in Iconography”
17:45 – 18:00 Discussion
20:00 – 22:30 Conference Dinner (participants only)

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Franciscans and Dominicans in Latin Romania
9:00 – 9:20 Michalis Olympios (University of Cyprus): “Eloquent Marginalia: Figural Sculpture at the Dominican Church in Negroponte (Chalkis, Euboea)”
9:20 – 9:40 Demetris Athanasoulis (Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades): “The Church of Saint Francis in Glarentza (Clarence)”
9:40 – 10:00 Eleni Barmparitsa (Ephorate of Antiquities of Messenia): “Settlement and Activities of the Mendicant Orders in the Peloponnese during the Late Middle Ages”
10:00 – 10:20 Discussion
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 – 11:10 Panayota Volti (Universite’ Paris Nanterre): “Some Decorative Elements of the Church of the Virgin in Merbaka, Argolis: A Visual Exegesis of Dominican History and Spirituality?”
11:10 – 11:30 Guy D. R. Sanders (American School of Classical Studies at Athens): “The Archaeology of the Poor at Corinth in the Time of William of Moerbeke OP, Translator of Aristotle, Archimedes, Hero and Galen and Dominican Bishop of Corinth (1278-85)”
11:30 – 11:50 Vicky Foskolou (University of Crete): “Reflections of Mendicant Religiosity in the Monumental Painting of the Latin Southern Greek Mainland and the Islands (13th-15th c.)”
11:50 – 12:10 Discussion
12:10 – 12:30 Daphne Chronaki (Ephorate of Antiquities of Lassithi): “Paratereseis ste chorothetese kai stis charaxeis naon ton epaitikon tagmaton sten Krete [Observations on the planning and proportions of mendicant churches on Crete]
12:30 – 12:50 Eleni Kanaki, Daphne Chronaki and Chara Bilmezi (Ephorates of Antiquities of Herakleion and Lassithi): O naos tou Hagiou Petrou ton Domenikanon sto Erakelio [The church of Saint Peter of the Dominicans in Herakleion]
12:50 – 13:10 Periandros Epitropakis (Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports): To chroniko’ tes anaskaphes tou Hagiou Phrankiskou Erakleiou kai o typos tes epoches [The chronicle of the excavation of Saint Francis monastery in Heraklion through contemporary press]
13:10 – 13:30 Discussion
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch break
15:00 – 15:20 Olga Gratziou (University of Crete): “The Friars and their Impact on Crete: Material and Visual Evidence”
15:20 – 15:40 Kostas Giapitsoglou (Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymnon): To katholiko’ tes mones tes Hagias Marias Magdalenes ton Domenikanon sto Rethymno [The katholikon of the monastery of Saint Mary Madgalene of the Dominicans in Rehtymnon]
15:40 – 16:00 Maria Borboudaki (Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens): “Evidence of Dominican Presence in the Cretan Countryside: A Fresco of Saint Peter of Verona in the Church of Saint George in the Village of Apostoloi Pediados (Herakleion)”
16:00 – 16:20 Discussion
16:20 – 16:40 Coffee Break
16:40 – 17:00 Maria Constantoudaki-Kitromilides (University of Athens): “Saint Francis and Private Devotion in Venetian Crete: Visual and Archival Evidence”
17:10 – 17:30 Chryssa Ranoutsaki (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen): “Saint Francis and Saint Catherine: Two Eminent Model Saints of the Mendicant Orders in Medieval Crete
17:30 – 17:50 Nickiphoros Tsougarakis (Edge Hill University): “Re-examining the Franciscan Library of Candia”
18:10 – 18:30 Discussion
18:30 – 19:15 Keynote lecture
Donal Cooper (University of Cambridge): “The Mendicant Orders as Patrons of Art and Architecture in Venetian Herakleion”
19:15 – 19:30 Discussion

Friday, 21 April 2017

Mendicant Presence in the Crusader Levant
9:30 – 9:50 Margit Mersch (Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum): “The Development of Local and Trans-Regional Mendicant Architecture: A Comparative Glance on Franciscan Churches in Cyprus and Crete (13th-14th c.)”
9:50 – 10:10 Thomas Kaffenberger (Universite’ de Fribourg): “Saint Clare or Saint Dominic? New Observations on the ‘Hagia Fotou’ Ruins in Famagusta”
10:10 – 10:30 Maria Paschali (Independent Scholar): “An Image with Our Lady of Carmel in Famagusta and the Interplay of Sanctity, Piety and Power”
10:30 – 10:50 Discussion
10:50 – 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 – 11:30 Rehav Rubin and Milka Levy-Rubin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): “How did the Franciscans Choose to Portray Jerusalem?”
11:30 – 11:50 Fanny Vitto (Israel Antiquities Authority): “The Cradle of the Carmelites in the Holy Land before Becoming a Mendicant Order”
11:50 – 12:10 Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb (The Metropolitan Museum of Art): “Facing the Forbidden: Felix Fabri in Medieval Jerusalem”
12:10 – 12:30 Discussion
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 – 14:50 Jaroslav Folda (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Artistic Commissions related to the Mendicant Orders in the Thirteenth Century Crusader Levant”
14:50 – 15:10 Lucy-Anne Hunt (Manchester Metropolitan University): “Centres and Peripheries: A Perspective on Mendicants and Christian Art in the Crusader States and Muslim Egypt”
15:10 – 15:30 Prodromos Papanikolaou (King’s College London): “Artistic Traces of Franciscan Piety in Hospitaller Rhodes: The Marble Icons of the Virgin and St. John the Evangelist”
15:30 – 15:50 Discussion
15:50 – 16:10 Coffee Break
16:10 – 16:30 Amy Neff (University of Tennessee, Knoxville): “Sinai in the Franciscan Visual Imagination”
16:30 – 16:50 Manuel Castineiras (Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona): “From Catalonia to Sinai: A Two-Way Journey. Revisiting the Legend of King Abgar in the Saint Francis Altarpiece of Santa Clara in Vic (1414-1415)”
16:50 – 17:10 Discussion
17:10 – 17:30 Coffee break
17:30 – 18:15 Keynote lecture
Michele Bacci (Universite’ de Fribourg): The Franciscans as Promoters of New Holy Sites
18:15 – 18:30 Discussion

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Mendicant Art between East and West
9:30 – 9:50 Jean-Pierre Caillet (Universite’ Paris-Nanterre) and Fabienne Joubert (Universite’ Paris-Sorbonne): “Byzantine Sources of the Crucifixion in Italy: Revisiting the Role of the Mendicants”
9:50 – 10:10 Emily Guerry (University of Kent): “A Path Prepared for Them by the Lord: Saint Louis, Dominican Diplomacy, and the Odyssey of Jacques and Andre’ of Longjumeau”
10:10 – 10:30 Krisztina Ilko (University of Cambridge): “Augustinian Friars in the East”
10:30 – 10:50 Discussion
10:50 – 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 – 11:30 Helen Evans (The Metropolitan Museum of Art): “The Franciscans among the Armenians”
11:30 – 11:50 Ioanna Rapti (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes): “Armenian Αrt and the Μendicant Οrders in the East: Εncounters and Ιnteractions”
11:50 – 12:10 Lauren Arnold (University of San Francisco): “Armenian Carpets in Early Renaissance Paintings: The Mendicant Orders and their Role in Facilitating a Migration of Eastern Christians to Italy 1250-1500”
12:10 – 12:30 Discussion

15:00 – 17:00 Round Table Discussion [held at the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies] (conference participants only)

Welcoming Address: Dr Christos Giannopoulos (Executive Manager, CHS)

Coordinator: Ioanna Christoforaki (Academy of Athens)

Louise Bourdua (University of Warwick)
Joanna Cannon (The Courtauld Insitute of Art) (to be confirmed)
Anne Derbes (Hood College)
Julian Gardner (University of Warwick)
Maria Georgopoulou (The Gennadeios Library)
Maria Vassilaki (University of Thessaly)
Gerhard Wolf (Kunsthistorisches Institut and Max Planck Insitut, Florence)

Congress website: http://mendicants.weebly.com

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[8]. EXHIBITION: “CAPTURING BYZANTIUM” (FLORENCE, 24.03-09.06.2017)

Da: Spyros Koulouris (skoulouris@itatti.harvard.edu)

The Berenson Library is pleased to present a new exhibition with a selection of vintage photographs from the collection of Byzantine art and architecture.
Part of the Library’s photo archive, the collection consists of 3,800 images of monuments and artworks in various countries in the eastern and central Mediterranean. Most of the photographs show churches, paintings, and mosaics in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and Turkey as they were before 1930.

Bernard Berenson acquired most of these photos from art historians Arthur Kingsley Porter (1883-1933) and Gabriel Millet (1867-1953), while others were sent to him by American and European art collectors. A significant number of photographs were taken by Josephine Powell and the Istanbul-based studio of Sebah and Joaillier. The collection also includes photos by Theron J. Damon, Giorgos Lykides, Carlo Naya, Osvaldo Boehm, Fratelli Alinari, Giacomo Brogi, and the Anderson firm. The subjects of the photographs range from artworks preserved at the Mount Athos monasteries, the Daphni and the Hosios Loukas monasteries in Greece, mosaics in Istanbul, Thessaloniki and Venice, views of the late Byzantine settlement of Mystras, icons and mural decoration in Cyprus, to objects in various museums in Europe and the United States.

The collection was recently arranged and described, as part of the library’s efforts to provide access to all its holdings and to reach an ever-wider audience. A collection-level record can be found in the Hollis catalog (http://hollis.harvard.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=HVD&search_scope=default_scope&docId=HVD_ALEPH014853027&fn=permalink)

The exhibition is on display in the Berenson Reading Room and the Gould Hall. Please note that Berenson Library displays are open only to library patrons and not to the general public. Information on admittance policy can be found here: http://itatti.harvard.edu/berenson-library/policies-and-procedures/admittance

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[9]. INTENSIVE SUMMER SCHOOL ON GREEK PALAEOGRAPHY AND BYZANTINE EPIGRAPHY (PATMOS, 03-08.07.2017; APPLICATION DEADLINE: 26.04.2017)

Da: Palaeography Summer School (palaeography@eie.gr)

The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation is pleased to announce the organization of the 2nd Summer School on Greek Palaeography and Byzantine Epigraphy from 3 to 8 July 2017 with the kind collaboration of the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian in Patmos.

The one-week intensive Summer School is an introductory course to Greek Palaeography and Byzantine Epigraphy aiming at providing participants with basic skills that will enable them to approach manuscripts and written inscriptions. A unique feature of this Summer School is that students will be given the opportunity to learn and practice in the Monastery of Saint John, which is now home to more than 1200 manuscripts and a large number of icons and monumental paintings with inscriptions of the Byzantine and post Byzantine period.

The school is open to PhD candidates, postgraduate students and students in their final year of Classics, Philology, History, Theology as well as Byzantine and Medieval Studies.
The course of Palaeography will be taught in Italian and English, whereas the course of Byzantine Epigraphy in English. Adequate knowledge of Ancient Greek is a prerequisite for participation. The number of students is limited to 20. They will be selected by a Scientific Committee following a thorough assessment of the application and the CV of the candidates. The final deadline for applying is: 26 April 2017 (00.00 EET)
Candidates are invited to submit the online application form (visit: http://www.eie.gr/nhrf/educational_activities/2017_palaeography/NHRF_SummerSchools2017_Palaeography-en.html).
Applicants will be informed of the selection results by e-mail not later than 2 May 2017. Along with the confirmation, they will also receive further information to complete the registration process.

PROGRAMME

Sunday, July 2
Welcome Dinner

Monday, July 3

MORNING SESSION

09.30 – 11.00: Introductory session – The Monastery of Patmos (Nicholas Melvani)
11.00 – 11.45: Introduction to Greek Palaeography (Zisis Melissakis)
11.45 – 12.30: Evolution of Greek script: 4th AD – 10th c. (Zisis Melissakis)
12.30 – 13.15: Visit to the Monastery and the Library (Zisis Melissakis)
13.30 – 14.15: Light Lunch

EVENING SESSION
17.00 – 17.45: Introduction to Byzantine Epigraphy (Nicholas Melvani)
17.45 – 18.30: History of Byzantine and Post – Byzantine Epigraphy 12th – 15th c. (Nicholas Melvani)
18.30 – 19.15: Practical exercise on inscriptions (Nicholas Melvani)
19.15 – 20.00: Practical exercise on inscriptions (Nicholas Melvani)

Tuesday, July 4

MORNING SESSION
10.00 – 10.45: Practical exercise on manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
10.45 – 11.30: Practical exercise on manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
11.30 – 12.15: Practical exercise on inscriptions (Nicholas Melvani)
12.15 – 13.00: Practical exercise on inscriptions (Nicholas Melvani)
13. 00 – 13.45: Light Lunch

EVENING SESSION

17.00 – 17.45: Evolution of Greek script: 11th – 16th c. (Zisis Melissakis)
17.45 – 18.30: Practical exercise on manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
18.30 – 19.15: The transcription of a Byzantine inscription (Nicholas Melvani)
19.15 – 20.00: Dating system (Nicholas Melvani)

Wednesday, July 5

MORNING SESSION
10.00 – 10.45: The making of a Greek manuscript (part I) (Zisis Melissakis)
10.45 – 11.30: Practical exercise on manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
11.30 – 12.15: Practical exercise on manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
12.15 – 14.00: Visit to the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi
14.00 – 15.00: Light Lunch

EVENING SESSION
15.00 – 16.00: Practical exercise on inscriptions (Nicholas Melvani)
16.00 – 16.45: Practical exercise on inscriptions (Nicholas Melvani)
16.45 – 17.30: How to edit an inscription // Inscriptions – Byzantine Epigrams (Nicholas Melvani)

Thursday, July 6

MORNING SESSION
10.00 – 10.45: The making of a Greek manuscript (part II) (Zisis Melissakis)
10.45 – 11.30: Practical exercise on manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
11.30 – 12.15: Inscriptions and donors (Nicholas Melvani)
12.15 – 13.00: Practical exercise on inscriptions (Nicholas Melvani)
14.00 – 14.30: Light Lunch

EVENING SESSION
17.00 – 17.45: Describing manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
17.45 – 18.30: Inscriptions as a historical source (Nicholas Melvani)
18.30 – 19.15: Practical exercise on manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
19.15 – 20.00: How to read a manuscript (part I) (Zisis Melissakis)

Friday, July 7

MORNING SESSION
10.00 – 10.45: Practical exercise on inscriptions (Nicholas Melvani)
10.45 – 11.30: Practical exercise on inscriptions (Nicholas Melvani)
11.30 – 12.15: Practical exercise on manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
12.15 – 13.00: Practical exercise on manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
13.00 – 14.00: Light Lunch

EVENING SESSION
14.00 – 14.45: Practical exercise on inscriptions (Nicholas Melvani)
14.45 – 15.00: Inscriptions and painters (Nicholas Melvani)
15.00 – 15.45: Practical exercise on manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
15.45 – 16.30: Manuscript decoration (Zisis Melissakis)

Saturday, July 8

MORNING SESSION
10.00 – 10.45: How to read a manuscript (part II) (Zisis Melissakis)
10.45 – 11.30: Describing manuscripts (Zisis Melissakis)
11.30 – 13.00: Artists’ pigments in early Byzantine manuscripts: A case study on the miniature illustrations of the Book of Job (Patmos, Monastery of St John the Theologian, codex 171) (Harikleia Brekoulaki)
13.00 – 14.30
Conservation workshop (Alexia Melianou)

Further information on the Summer School can be found on its website:
http://www.eie.gr/nhrf/educational_activities/2017_palaeography/NHRF_SummerSchools2017_Palaeography-en.html

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[10]. DUE CONFERENZE DEL DOTT. YURI S. SAVELIEV: “BYZANTINE ARTISTIC TRADITION IN MEDIEVAL RUSSIA” (VENEZIA, 26.04.2017); “HISTORICIST RUSSIAN ART OF THE XIX CENTURY” (VENEZIA, 27.04.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

Universita’ Ca’ Foscari
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici

Conference di Yuri R. SAVELIEV (Accademia Russa delle Belle Arti)

1) “Byzantine Artistic Tradition in Medieval Russia”
Introduce
Beatrice Daskas
26 aprile ore 17.30 aula 0E San Basilio

2) “Historicist Russian Art of the XIX century”
Introduce
Elisabetta Molteni
27 aprile ore 17.30 aula 0E San Basilio

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[11]. SUMMER SCHOOL: “MANUSCIENCES ’17. FRENCH-GERMAN SUMMER SCHOOL” (FREJUS, FRANCE, 10-15.09.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 01.05.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)
SUMMER SCHOOL
MANUSCIENCES ’17 FRENCH-GERMAN SUMMER SCHOOL
START: 10/09/2017 09:00 AM
END: 15/09/2017 05:00 PM
LOCATION: Villa Clythia, CAES du CNRS, 83600 FREJUS, France

ORGANIZED BY: Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung (BAM), CSMC Centre for the study of manuscript cultures, PSL Research University Paris

“Manuscripts: From Fragments to Books – from Identification to Interpretation”
ManuSciences’ 17 will focus on a multi-facetted investigation of manuscripts adding new chemical and physical analyses, imaging methods and techniques from computer sciences to classical philology, palaeography, codicology, linguistics and history

Objectives
– To facilitate knowledge exchange between young scientists and experts in manuscript sciences
– To provide an interdisciplinary discussion forum and to develop cooperation among experts in manuscript studies
– To promote awareness of new technologies in manuscripts studies

Lecturers
Leif Glaser – Roger Easton – Oliver Hahn – Marcus Liwicki – Eve Menei – Ira Rabin – Hasia Rimon – Uzi Smilansky – Marc Smith – Peter Stokes – Daniel Stoekl Ben Ezra – Dominique Stutzmann – Keith Knox

Lectures
History of Papyrus – History of Parchment – History of Paper – Inks and Pigments – Instrumental Analysis – Multispectral Imaging and Data Treatment – Introduction to Palaeography – Codicology and TEI – Automatic Layout Analysis – Computer Palaeography – Computer analysis of Inscribed 3D Objects

Practical courses
XRF – Microscopy, Reflectography, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy – Multispectral Imaging and Data Treatment – Computational Image Treatment

Organizers
BAM Department Materials and the Environment, Division Analysis of Artefacts and Cultural Assets
EPHE/PSL Paris Research University
CSMC Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures

Application
Deadline: May 1st, 2017

Application should include:
– letter of motivation
– letter of recommendation (except for university lecturers)
– CV

For those already working in the field, we also encourage to submit an abstract (one-page camera-ready, pdf- or word-document) for a poster presentation.
Email to: manusciences17@ephe.sorbonne.fr or to manusciences17@bam.de

Notification of acceptance: June 10th
Inscription fee
Inscription fee: 150 euros (non-refundable, payable until July 3rd, 2017, after that date the fee is 200 euros)
Accommodation (twin-room) and board (6 days) 390 euros
Important: Financial support (e.g. for lodging and food) can be granted based on the application (letter of recommendation, CV). Please specify when applying.
We expect to be able to financially support a large number of participants.

For more information:

http://humanum.ephe.fr/fr/manusciences17
https://www.bam.de/Content/EN/Events/2017/1115-manusciences-17-summer-school.html

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[12]. PANEL ON “CRUCIFIED SAINTS FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO MODERNITY” [TO BE PRESENTED AT THE WORKSHOP “CANTIERI DELL’AGIOGRAFIA” (ROME, 18-19.01.2018)]: CALL FOR PAPERS (SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 20.05.2017)

Da: Barbara Crostini (crostini.barbara@gmail.com)

CFP for Panel on “Crucified Saints from Late Antiquity to Modernity”
to be presented at the Workshop: Cantieri dell’Agiografia, Rome, 18-19 January 2018, organized by AISSCA (Associazione Italiana per lo Studio della Santita’, dei Culti e dell’Agiografia)

The panel intends to explore the theme of crucified saints through their narratives, iconography and reception in Eastern and Western Christianity diachronically and without time constraints. Although the punishment of crucifixion is often thought of as obsolete at an early date, recurrence of this form of torture throughout history has caused the theme of crucified saints to spread and revive on several occasions. Through examples of the cult and iconographical popularity of these saints, the following questions could be asked: in what way are crucified saints a paradigm for the Christian? Are there specific historical circumstances that enhance their popularity? In what way do crucified saints compare with and relate to Christ crucified? In what way is this parallel exploited in hagiography and visual culture? What message does it give? How is the gender bias transgressed with crucified women martyrs? To what extent is there a form of spiritual crucifixion in imitation of these saints?

Topics could include, but are not limited to:
– Early crucified martyrs
– Crucified saints in manuscripts, paintings, Vita icons and fresco cycles
– Women crucified saints such as Santa Liberata (legend and painting by Bosch)
– Crucified saints and the Crucifix
– Stigmata and ascetic practices as a form of crucified martyrdom

Proposal should include a title and a 200-word abstract and be sent to crostini.barbara@gmail.com by 20th May 2017.

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[13]. CONFERENCE: “COLLECTION AND FRAGMENTATION: MEDICAL COMPILATIONS FROM THE ORIENT AND OCCIDENT AND THEIR SOURCES” (BERLIN, 30.09-02.10.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 25.05.2017)

Da: Vera von Falkenhausen (verafalk@libero.it)

CALL FOR PAPERS: Collection and Fragmentation: Medical Compilations from the Orient and Occident and their Sources
A conference to be held at the Charite’ University Hospital Berlin / Humboldt University Berlin
30th September to 2st October 2017

From the early Byzantine period, a fundamental change in scientific writing is apparent: Instead of argument-based discursive writing, compilations from older treatises viewed as exemplary are found, compilations that have “encyclopaedic” and paedagogic rather than scientific aims. The most comprehensive writings of this genre are the thematically arranged collections of excerpts (“encyclopaedias”) compiled by Oribasius, Aetius and Paul of Aegina (4th-7th century AD). In contrast to later compilations with purely didactic aims these preserve not only fragments from the works of Galen, but also fragments from lost writings by physicians of the pneumatic school of medicine. Later a similar “encyclopaedia” of excerpts is created in the Arabic language: Rhazes’ Liber Continens (ar-Razi, Kitab al-Hawi, 9th / 10th century AD). Unlike the Byzantine works mentioned above, this vast treatise was not initially intended as an encyclopaedia of excerpts: it lacks a final touch, was not originally intended for publication and was published posthumously by a third party. However, like these compilations, the Continens, too, is a treasure trove preserving fragments of many lost works, not only of Greek, but also of Arabic, Indian, Persian, etc. medicine. Quite recently a renaissance of research on the Continens as a source of lost ancient texts and of their textual transmissions has taken place.
The trend towards compilation outlined above continues in the Arabian Middle Ages, a period, when medical authors tend to use a “theological” manner of argumentation in which authorities of the past and their quotations are regarded more important than facts and logical arguments.

The conference will focus mainly on four compilations; those of Oribasius, Aetius, Paul and Rhazes. Since many writings of ancient medicine are transmitted only fragmentarily, they have to be reconstructed via “textual archeology”, through collections of fragments from these compilations (and quotations preserved in other sources, e.g. the writings of Galen). The compilations mentioned above have traditionally been regarded as epigonic works of little inherent worth and have been used mainly as quarries for fragments of lost ancient writings. In contrast, recent scholarship has put emphasis on the intrinsic value of these compilations: through the didactically motivated selection of excerpted passages as condensed, edited and arranged, works in their own right were created that testify the interests of the compilers as well as the intellectual climate of their time.

The three-day conference is intended to illumine the two aspects of the compilations indicated above: (1) Value as a source of fragments; here editorial and interpretative problems will be discussed of the type associated with editing fragments preserved in compilations. (2) Intrinsic worth of the compilations: here, the scopes and compositional principles of the authors will be considered, and their relation to comparable excerpt collections of other disciplines will be discussed.

Potential areas of investigation thus include:
– text critical and editorial questions associated with medical compilations
– textual dependencies of different compilations
– pre-Byzantine precursor compilations and their possible traces in the transmitted texts
– the relationship of medical pandects to the later Byzantine “encyclopaedism” of the 9th and 10th century; parallels to earlier and later compilations of other disciplines (law, agriculture, etc.)
– the compilers’ intentions and scopes
– collections of medical fragments from Greek and / or Arabic sources and the editorial and content-related problems involved
– questions regarding the author indications in the compilations, including the scholia to Oribasius
– separation of identified fragments by stylistic and stylometric criteria, the question of literacy and editing / rewording by the compilers
– Rhazes’ Liber Continens, its manuscript tradition, fragment collections from this work, editorial problems and prospects
– editions of Greek texts and the use of fragments from Rhazes’ Continens for textual criticism
– any other topics concerning medical compilations in antiquity and Middle Ages

Papers should be of 25 minutes length and can be presented in the following languages: German, French, English, Spanish, Italian, Latin.
Please submit your proposal of a topic (with or without abstract), including your name, academic affiliation and contact details, to: mathias.witt@charite.de

There will be the possibility to publish the articles in a peer-reviewed conference volume.

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[14]. CONVEGNO: “LO STUDIO DEL GRECO NELL’EUROPA DEL XV SECOLO: FUTURE PROSPETTIVE DI RICERCA” (VENEZIA, 26.05.2017)

Da: Paola Tome’ (paola.tome@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk)

LO STUDIO DEL GRECO NELL’EUROPA DEL XV SECOLO
FUTURE PROSPETTIVE DI RICERCA

Paola Tome’, Marie Curie Fellow, University of Oxford: http://greek15century.mml.ox.ac.uk/

VENERDI’ 26 MAGGIO 2017
Auditorium Santa Margherita, Universita’ Ca’ Foscari (Venezia)

MATTINA (9.00 – 13.00)
9.00: Saluti istituzionali e presentazione del programma
Coordina PAOLA TOME’, con la collaborazione di Federico Boschetti, Manuela Padovan, Maria Antonietta Rizzetto, Luigi Salvioni, Linda Spinazze’, Antonella Trevisiol
9.20 – 13.00: Presentazione dei lavori delle scuole e discussione: “Grammatiche, lessici e latinizzazioni nell’apprendimento del Greco tra XV e XVI secolo in Italia e in Europa”

LICEO MARCO POLO (Venezia), LICEO XXV APRILE (Portogruaro), LICEO MONTALE (S. Dona’ di Piave)

POMERIGGIO (14.15 – 18.30 circa)
14.15: Saluti e introduzione a cura di MARTIN MCLAUGHLIN e PAOLA TOME’
14.30 – 15.30: PERCHE’ E COME STUDIARE IL GRECO NEL XV SECOLO
(Presiede STEFANO PAGLIAROLI, Universita’ di Verona)
FEDERICA CICCOLELLA (Texas and AM University, U.S.A.), “I dotti bizantini nell’Italia del Quattrocento: tra cultura greca e tradizione latina”
ANTONIO ROLLO (Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”), “Metodi e strumenti per lo studio del greco nell’Umanesimo”
PAOLA TOME’ (University of Oxford), “A scuola di greco in Veneto a fine Quattrocento”
15.30 – 15.45 Discussione
15.45 – 16.15 Pausa
16.15 – 17.15: LE TRADUZIONI IN LATINO E IN GRECO VOLGARE: ALCUNI CASI DI STUDIO
(Presiede PAOLO MASTANDREA, Universita’ Ca’ Foscari, Venezia)
MATTEO VENIER (Universita’ di Udine), “Leonardo Bruni traduttore di Platone: il caso del Gorgias”
MARTIN MCLAUGHLIN (University of Oxford), “Traduzioni e riscritture umanistiche: la Musca di Luciano nel Quattrocento, tra Guarino e Alberti”
CATERINA CARPINATO (Universita’ Ca’ Foscari, Venezia), “Greci (e greco) a Venezia agli inizi del XVI sec.: le traduzioni in greco volgare”
17.15 – 17.30 Discussione
17.30 – 18.30 TAVOLA ROTONDA
Coordinano PAOLA TOME’, MARTIN MCLAUGHLIN

“LO STUDIO DEL GRECO NELL’EUROPA DEL XV SECOLO: FUTURE PROSPETTIVE DI RICERCA”
Discussione critica e programmatica dei lavori in corso sul tema, sulla sua importanza per la didattica della lingua e della letteratura greca e per la formazione dei futuri docenti della scuola italiana.

NOTE ORGANIZZATIVE

Partecipazione alla mattinata riservata alle scuole coinvolte fino a esaurimento dei posti disponibili, aperte le iscrizioni per la sessione pomeridiana e la tavola rotonda. Comunicare la propria partecipazione all’evento ENTRO E NON OLTRE IL 10 APRILE 2017 a paola.tome@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.
La presente ha valore di esonero dal servizio per i partecipanti all’iniziativa appartenenti al comparto scuola ai sensi dell’art.453 del D.L.vo 297/94, cosi’ come modificato e integrato dall’art. 26 comma 11 della Legge 448/98, nonche’ dalle disposizioni contenute nell’art. 64 del CCNL – Comparto scuola sottoscritto il 29/11/2007.
Organizzazione a cura di Paola Tome’ con la collaborazione di Manuela Padovan (Liceo XXV Aprile), Maria Antonietta Rizzetto (Liceo Marco Polo), Luigi Salvioni (Liceo Montale), Antonella Trevisiol (Liceo Marco Polo) e il supporto di Federico Boschetti (Istit. di Linguistica Computazionale Zampolli, CNR), Linda Spinazze’ (Musisque Deoque, Venezia), Sabrina Minuzzi (15century Book Trade Project, Oxford) e Matilde Malaspina (15century Book Trade Project, Oxford).

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[15]. THEMENHEFT UND WORKSHOP DER ZEITSCHRIFT “DAS MITTELALTER”: “TANZ. PERSPEKTIVEN MEDIAEVISTISCHER FORSCHUNG” (FIRST DEADLINE: 30.05.2017)

Da: Claudia Sojer (claudia.sojer@uibk.ac.at)

Themenheft und Workshop der Zeitschrift “Das Mittelalter”

Call for Papers: Tanz. Perspektiven mediaevistischer Forschung

Der Mediaevistenverband e.V. veroeffentlicht seit 1996 die halbjaehrlich erscheinende Zeitschrift “Das Mittelalter”, die international an ueber 1100 Mitglieder des Verbandes versandt wird. Die Hefte von “Das Mittelalter” sind thematisch ausgerichtet, interdisziplinaer zusammengesetzt und diskutieren aktuelle Fragestellungen aus allen Bereichen mediaevistischer Forschung. Das interdisziplinaer ausgerichtete Themenheft “Tanz. Perspektiven mediaevistischer Forschung” (2018-2) wird herausgegeben von Dr. Philip Knaeble (Geschichtswissenschaft, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen), PD Dr. Gregor Rohmann (Geschichtswissenschaft, Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main/Georg-August-
Universitaet Goettingen) und PD Dr. Julia Zimmermann (Mediaevistische Germanistik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen).

Abstract: “Tanz in der Vormoderne” ist ein Forschungsgegenstand, der wie kaum ein anderer verschiedene geistes- und sozialwissenschaftliche Fachdisziplinen zu seiner Betrachtung einlaedt. Ebenso heterogen wie die am mittelalterlichen Tanz interessierten Disziplinen sind freilich die jeweiligen Fragestellungen und Herangehensweisen. Auffallend ist dabei, dass sich die Forschungsbeitraege trotz differierender Methoden und Analysekategorien immer wieder an begrifflichen Gegenueberstellungen wie Disziplin und Ekstase, Ordnung und
Unordnung, Auffuehrung und Schrift/Bild, Sakralitaet und Profanitaet, Norm und Devianz usw. orientieren.
So hat sich in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten in den kunst- und literaturwissenschaftlich ausgerichteten Beitraegen der Fokus insbesondere auf Fragen etwa nach der Daemonisierung bzw. Spiritualisierung in den zeitgenoessischen Wertungen des Tanzes gerichtet. Die geschichtswissenschaftlich gepraegten Zugaenge haben Tanz indes entweder in Zusammenhang mit Formen der Ritualitaet und des Zeremoniells (zumal der hoefischen Kultur) aufgefasst oder als Gegenstand klerikaler und/oder obrigkeitlicher Disziplinierung. Nur wenige Arbeiten deuten in diesem Zusammenhang an, dass Tanz – sei es in seiner koerperlichen Ausfuehrung, sei es seiner zeitgenoessischen Diskursivierung – bei weitem nicht in einer dichotomisch angelegten kommunikativen Funktion aufgeht. Vielmehr werden in den verschiedenen Medien seiner Vermittlung ausgesprochen ambivalente Deutungsmuster verhandelt. Erst in juengerer Zeit wird in der Forschung zudem verstaerkt die religioese Tanzkultur in den Blick genommen, wobei sich Ueberschneidungspunkte zwischen kulturell unterschiedlichen Auspraegungen (z.B. zwischen lateinischer und griechischer Christianitaet, zwischen juedischen, muslimischen und christlichen Kulturen) erahnen lassen. Solche Ueberschneidungen wurden bislang nicht interdisziplinaer betrachtet.
An diesem Punkt will das geplante Themenheft “Tanz” ansetzen: In gezielt interdisziplinaerer Ausrichtung soll die programmatische Aufforderung der Zeitschrift aufgegriffen werden, indem aktuelle mediaevistische Perspektiven auf interkulturelle und intermediale Transfer- und Verflechtungsprozesse zusammengefuehrt und gebuendelt werden (z.B. zu juedischen Tanzmeistern an christlichen Hoefen, zu Wechselwirkungen zwischen griechischem und lateinischem Tanzdiskurs u.a.). Ziel ist es dabei, die separiert agierenden Forschungen zum
mittelalterlichen Tanz in den Geschichts-, Musik-, Religions-, Kunst- und Theaterwissenschaften, in den Mittelalter-Philologien, Islamwissenschaften, in Judaistik, Byzantinistik u.a. durch exemplarische Fallstudien in einen interdisziplinaeren Dialog treten zu lassen.
Der interdisziplinaere Ansatz erfordert eine klar eingegrenzte Fragestellung. Vor dem Hintergrund der hier nur angedeuteten Potentiale und Desiderate der Forschung gilt es zu hinterfragen, inwiefern das Nebeneinander verschiedener Forschungspositionen und der mit ihnen vermittelten Oppositionen als Ausdruck einer Ambivalenz zu verstehen sind, die dem Tanz seit jeher eignet. Die Frage setzt somit an einem wesentlichen Schnittpunkt bisheriger Erkenntnisse an, indem sie zur gemeinsamen Reflexion ueber Ambivalenzen des Tanzes
anregen, zugleich aber auf kuenftige Aufgaben, Chancen und Gefahren aufmerksam machen will.

Verbindlicher Zeitplan:
30. Mai 2017: Frist fuer die Einsendung der Vorschlaege
30. Juni 2017: Zusage der Herausgeber
8. Januar 2018: Frist fuer die Einsendung der Beitraege zum peer review
23./24. Maerz 2018: Heft-Workshop in Goettingen
30. Mai 2018: Abgabe der ueberarbeiteten Beitraege
Ende November 2018: Erscheinen des Themenhefts

Bitte senden Sie ihren
Themenvorschlag fuer einen Beitrag als Abstract (ca. eine Seite) bis zum 30. Mai 2017 an: julia.zimmermann@lmu.de

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[16]. SECOND BYZANTINE COLLOQUIUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES: “BETWEEN LUST AND CHASTITY: THE BYZANTINES ON LOVE AND SEX” (BUENOS AIRES, 28-29.08.2017): CALL FOR PAPERS (DEADLINE: 31.05.2017)

Da: Pablo Adrian Cavallero (pablo.a.cavallero@gmail.com)

SECOND BYZANTINE COLLOQUIUM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES
“Between Lust and Chastity: the Byzantines on Love and Sex”

Buenos Aires
28–29 August 2017
(visit www.arts.kuleuven.be/byzantium)

Rivers of ink have flown since A. Kazhdan’s seminal contribution, “Byzantine Hagiography and Sex in the Fifth to Twelfth Century” (1990), including V. Burrus’ The Sex Lives of Saints (2004). Nevertheless, to the best of our knowledge no study to date covers in a comprehensive way divine and human love, the codification of the relation between sexes, the interaction between an avowed morality and the real practice of sexuality. This colloquium aims to put together a number of works tackling these and similar issues.

A historical, anthropological or sociological perspective still has a fair job to do in this area. The UBA research team, with its focus on narratology, will pay special attention to love as a dynamic principle in Byzantine storytelling, either hagiographical, historical, or of other kind. Indeed, the centrality of love, which can take myriad forms (as a topos, as a target towards which a given plot aims, as a powerful tool towards meaningful characterization, as a social expectation horizon, etc.) should be evaluated in the framework of the evolution of narrative forms. We believe that a dynamic analysis of erotic motifs can be so productive for diachronic narrativity as the spatiality, temporality, or the studies of narrators and narratees.

At the same time, any other point of view is welcome: from a presentation on the Song of Songs, to a study of Byzantine marriage; from the love poetry in the Anthology to the apparent desacralization of erotism studied by H.-G. Beck in his Byzantinisches Erotikon; from the ever-lasting reading of the Greek novels to the erotic connotations – or not – of virginity and mystical experience. More metaphorical subjects such as the “love of learning” are also welcome.
Please send your abstract, no later than May 31st, 2017, to Tomas.Fernandez@conicet.gov.ar, pablo.a.cavallero@gmail.com.
Any query or comment will also be more than welcome.

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[17]. CONFERENCE: “THE PHYSIOLOGUS BETWEEN EAST AND WEST: TRANSMISSION AND DISSEMINATION OF AN EARLY CHRISTIAN TEXT ON NATURE” (PARIS, 15-17.06.2017)

Da: Aisbnews (aisbnews@gmail.com)

The Physiologus between East and West
Transmission and dissemination of an early Christian text on nature
An international conference
Paris, 15-17 June 2017

Universite’ de la Sorbonne – Maison de la Recherche
28, rue Serpente, 75006 Paris
Salle D 040

PROGRAMME

Thursday 15.6.2017

14:00-14:30 Welcome address and introduction to the conference
Session 1 – The Greek Physiologus: Manuscripts and contexts (chair: S. Lazaris)
14:30-15:15 Horst Schneider, “Der Physiologus: Grundlagen und Perspektiven”
15:15-16:00 Arnaud Zucker, “The evolution of the Greek Physiologus in the three recensions”

Coffee break

16:30-17:15 Adele Di Lorenzo, “La tradition du Physiologus grec dans les manuscrits de la BNF et de la BAV. Reflexions pour une etude comparee”
17:15-18:00 Alain Touwaide, “The Physiologus and the tradition of the iatrosophia”

Reception

Friday 16.6.2017

Session 2 – The illustrations of the Physiologus in a comparative perspective (chair: A. Dorofeeva)
9:00-9:45 Massimo Bernabo, “The Smyrna Physiologus: a manuscript with many open questions”
9:45-10:30 Jacqueline Leclercq-Marx, “Un champ metaphorique exemplaire. A’ propos du rapport entre texte et illustration dans le Bruxellensis 10066-77 (Meuse?, fin du Xe
s.)”
10:30-11:15 Stavros Lazaris, “Un nouveau manuscrit illustre’ du Physiologus grec: a’ propos d’une decouverte recente”

Coffee break

Session 3 – Eastern traditions 1 (chair: C. Mace’)
11:45-12:30 Gohar Muradyan and Aram Topchyan, “The Armenian Physiologus”
12:30-13:15 Jost Gippert, “The Georgian Physiologus”

Lunch break

Session 4 – Eastern traditions 2 (chair: J. Gippert)
14:30-15:15 Alin Suciu, “The Coptic Physiologus: Evidence of an Early Translation”
15:15-16:00 Massimo Villa, “The Ethiopic Physiologus: Manuscript tradition and Desiderata”
16:00-16:45 Sami Aydin, “The Syriac Physiologus Versions and Related Bestiaries”

Coffee break

Session 5 – Eastern traditions 3 (chair: V. Pakis)
17:15-18:00 Sibylle Wentker, “The Arabic Physiologus, early text in late transmission?”
18:00-18:45 Anissava Miltenova, “The Physiologus in Balkan Cyrillic Manuscripts: from Textological to Socio-Rhetorical Approach”
18:45-19:30 Ana Stoykova, “The Slavic translation of the Pseudo-Basilian recension: the compilation approach”

Saturday 17.6.2017

Session 6 – Editions and future prospects (chair: A. Zucker)
9:00-9:45 Anna Dorofeeva, “The early mediaeval Latin Physiologus between tradition and innovation”
9:45-10:30 Emmanuelle Kuhry, “Le projet Physiologus – Stemmatologie. Resultats et perspectives pour une edition electronique”

Coffee break

11:00-11:45 Caroline Mace’, “Why new critical editions of the Physiologus in various languages (in Greek and Latin especially) are still needed”

Session 7 – Round Table
11:45-13:00 Round-Table on publication and editorial projects, led by Valentine A. Pakis

Organizers:
– Anna Dorofeeva (Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt)
– Stavros Lazaris (CNRS, UMR Orient et Mediterranee / Labex RESMED)
– Caroline Mace’ (Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt / Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Goettingen)
– Arnaud Zucker (Universite’ Cote d’Azur, CNRS, CEPAM)

Contact and information: communication@labex-resmed.fr
Plan and access: http://www.paris-sorbonne.fr/la-maison-de-la-recherche

B. PUBBLICAZIONI

[1]. V. DEROCHE – N. VATIN (SOUS LA DIRECTION DE), “CONSTANTINOPLE 1453. DES BYZANTINS AUX OTTOMANS” (2016)

Da: Antonio Rollo (a.rollo@inwind.it)

“CONSTANTINOPLE 1453. DES BYZANTINS AUX OTTOMANS”
Sous la direction de Vincent Deroche et Nicolas Vatin
Toulouse, Editions Anacharsis, 2016
1408 pages, 14,5 x 21,5 cm, 2017
ISBN: 9791092011296

Textes rassembles, presentes et traduits sous la direction de Vincent Deroche (Directeur de recherche au CNRS) et Nicolas Vatin (Directeur de recherche au CNRS et Directeur d’etudes a’ la IVe section de l’Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes), avec le concours de Marie-Helene Blanchet (Chargee de recherche au CNRS), Elisabetta Borromeo (Ingenieur d’etudes au CNRS), Thierry Ganchou (Ingenieur d’etudes au CNRS) et Guillaume Saint-Guillain (Maitre de conferences en histoire medievale a’ l’universite’ de Picardie).
A’ l’aube du 29 mai 1453, apres un siege spectaculaire de presque deux mois, les troupes du sultan ottoman Mehmed II entraient dans Constantinople, mettant fin a’ l’empire millenaire de Byzance. Un monde basculait, et Constantinople devint capitale ottomane.
L’evenement fit a’ l’epoque grande impression et fut par la suite surcharge’ de significations dans l’histoire universelle: on y voyait notamment, avec la consecration de la puissance ottomane, la fin du Moyen Age et les debuts de l’epoque moderne.
Ce livre remet en perspective ce moment catalyseur, et de la facon la plus vivante qui soit: par les textes. Pour la premiere fois en francais, il rassemble les sources grecques, ottomanes et occidentales, mises en contexte et eclairees a’ la lumiere des derniers etats de la recherche. Elles temoignent ensemble de la bataille, de ses suites immediates et de sa posterite’ a’ plus long terme, jusque dans ses dimensions legendaires.
A’ partir des points de vue les plus divers, ces textes de ton, de nature et d’origine tres differents devoilent ainsi toute la complexite’ de l’evenement: une invitation a’ en repenser le sens.

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[2]. F. CICCOLELLA – L. SILVANO (EDS.), “TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND SCHOOLS OF GREEK IN THE RENAISSANCE” (2017)

Da: Antonio Rollo (a.rollo@inwind.it)

“TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND SCHOOLS OF GREEK IN THE RENAISSANCE”
Edited by Federica Ciccolella and Luigi Silvano
Leiden, Brill, 2017
Main Series: Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History, 264
480 pp, 33 illustrations (11 full-color)
ISSN: 0920-8607
ISBN13: 9789004338036
E-ISBN: 9789004338043

Table of contents:
Introduction
Editors’ Note
1. The Transmission and Reception of Manuel Moschopulos’ Schedography in the West
Fevronia Nousia
2. Study Tools in the Humanist Greek School: Preliminary Observations on Greek-Latin Lexica
Antonio Rollo
3. Greek at the School of Vittorino da Feltre
Mariarosa Cortesi
4. Greek Studies in Giovanni Tortelli’s Orthographia: A World in Transition
Paola Tome’
5. Working with Plotinus: A Study of Marsilio Ficino’s Textual and Divinatory Philology
Denis J.-J. Robichaud
6. Praeclara librorum suppellectilis: Cretan Manuscripts in Pietro da Portico’s Library
David Speranzi
7. Learning Greek in the Land of Otranto: Some Remarks on Sergio Stiso of Zollino and His School
Francesco G. Giannachi
8. Antonio Allegri da Correggio: The Greek Inscription in the Hermitage Portrait
Kalle O. Lundahl
9. Teaching Greek in Renaissance Rome: Basil Chalcondyles and His Courses on the Odyssey
Luigi Silvano
10. Vettor Fausto (1490-1546), Professor of Greek at the School of Saint Mark
Lilia Campana
11. Franciscus Bovius Ferrarensis and Johannes Sagomalas Naupliensis: Teaching Elementary Greek in the Mid-Sixteenth Century
Erika Nuti
12. Greek in Venetian Crete: Grammars and Schoolbooks from the Library of Francesco Barocci
Federica Ciccolella

Bibliography
Index of Manuscripts and Archival Materials
Index of Proper Names

The beginning of the Greek revival in the West is generally attributed to the teaching of the Byzantine scholar Manuel Chrysoloras in Florence between 1397 and 1400. Causes, aspects, and consequences of this important cultural phenomenon still need to be analyzed in depth.
The essays collected in this volume examine the development of the study of Greek from the fifteenth to the early sixteenth century, reconstructing its spread and impact on early modern literatures, philosophy, and visual arts. An analysis of the methods and tools used to teach and learn Greek sheds light on the complex cultural relationships between Byzantium and the West and enlarges the traditional picture of the Greek revival in early modern Europe.

Contributors are: Lilia Campana, Federica Ciccolella, Mariarosa Cortesi, Francesco G. Giannachi, Fevronia Nousia, Kalle Lundahl, Erika Nuti, Denis Robichaud, Antonio Rollo, Luigi Silvano, David Speranzi, and Paola Tome’.

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[3]. V. MANGRAVITI, “L’ODISSEA MARCIANA DI LEONZIO TRA BOCCACCIO E PETRARCA” (2017)

Da: Antonio Rollo (a.rollo@inwind.it)

Valeria MANGRAVITI
“L’ODISSEA MARCIANA DI LEONZIO TRA BOCCACCIO E PETRARCA”

Turnhout, Brepols, 2017
Textes et Etudes du Moyen Age (Tema 81)
CLXXVII+941 p., 165 x 240 mm, 2017
ISBN: 978-2-503-56733-4

La prima edizione integrale del Marc. Gr. IX 29, autografo dell’Odissea di Leonzio Pilato.
L’imponente fatica ermeneutica del greco Leonzio Pilato, amico di Petrarca e Boccaccio, dischiuse la via al ritorno di Omero in Occidente nella seconda meta’ del Trecento. Da quando, negli anni ’60 del secolo scorso, Agostino Pertusi ha identificato gli autografi marciani delle sue versioni omeriche, agli studiosi e’ stato possibile entrare nell’officina di Leonzio, a un tempo copista, traduttore e commentatore dei due poemi.
Nel presente studio si offre per la prima volta l’edizione integrale dei testi grecolatini dell’autografo leonteo dell’Odissea, il Marc. gr. IX 29, e si illustrano i molteplici aspetti del suo lavoro. Da una parte, sul versante del greco, si evidenziano alcune peculiarita’ della recensione del poema tramandata dal Marciano, dall’altra si sottopone a sistematica analisi la fisionomia ortografica, morfosintattica e lessicale del latino di Leonzio. Particolare attenzione e’ dedicata alle dinamiche interpretative che emergono dalla versione interlineare, eseguita ad verbum secondo l’uso medievale, e dalla densa postillatura. Si da’ accuratamente conto, inoltre, delle tracce lasciate nel codice da altre mani: le numerose annotazioni che abbiamo potuto assegnare a Boccaccio e Petrarca aprono nuovi scenari sulle prime vicende del manoscritto e documentano il vivo interesse con cui fin dall’inizio i due umanisti si accostarono alla lettura dell’Odissea.

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[4]. V. TSAMAKDA (ED.), “A COMPANION TO BYZANTINE ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPTS” (2017)

Da: Claudia Sojer (claudia.sojer@uibk.ac.at)

“A COMPANION TO BYZANTINE ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPTS”
edited by Vasiliki Tsamakda
Leiden: Brill, 2017
Brill’s Companions to the Byzantine World, 2
24cm., hardcover, ca. 676pp. prof. illus.
ISBN: 9789004343184

This volume offers an overview of Byzantine manuscript illustration, a central branch of Byzantine art and culture. Just like written texts, illustrations bear witness to Byzantine material culture, imperial ideology and religious beliefs, as well as to the development and spread of Byzantine art. In this sense illustrated books reflect the society that produced and used them. Being portable, they could serve as diplomatic gifts or could be acquired by foreigners. In such cases they became “emissaries” of Byzantine art and culture in Western Europe and the Arabic world. The volume provides for the first time a comprehensive overview of the material, divided by text categories, including both secular and religious manuscripts, and analyses which texts were illustrated in Byzantium, and how. Contributors are Justine M. Andrews, Leslie Brubaker, Annemarie W. Carr, Elina Dobrynina, Maria Evangelatou, Maria Laura Tomea Gavazzoli, Markos Giannoulis, Cecily Hennessy, Ioli Kalavrezou, Maja Kominko, Sofia Kotzabassi, Stavros Lazaris, Kallirroe Linardou, Vasileios Marinis, Kathleen Maxwell, Georgi R. Parpulov, Nancy P. Sevcenko, Jean-Michel Spieser, Mika Takiguchi, Courtney Tomaselli, Marina Toumpouri, Nicolette S. Trahoulia, Vasiliki Tsamakda, and Elisabeth Yota.

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[5]. F. GALLO – S. COSTA (A CURA DI), “MISCELLANEA GRAECOLATINA IV” (2017)

Da: Chiara Faraggiana di Sarzana (chiara.faraggiana@unibo.it)

“MISCELLANEA GRAECOLATINA IV”,
a cura di F. Gallo e S. Costa,
Milano – Roma 2017
pagine: 544
Collana: Biblioteca Ambrosiana – Ambrosiana Graecolatina, 6
ISBN: 978-88-6897-066-6

Indice: [si segnalano i soli contributi di interesse bizantinistico]
FEDERICO GALLO
LUIGI LEHNUS
LETTERATURA E ARTE
MICHELE C. FERRARI, Figure dell’universo. Poesia e profezia nei carmi figurati medievali
GIANFRANCO AGOSTI, Descrizioni della guerra nella poesia e nell’arte tardoantica
CARLO MARIA MAZZUCCHI, Giovanni Geometra. La descrizione di un giardino di Costantinopoli

CICLI DI INCONTRI
FEDERICO GALLO, «Intorno a un codice» 2015 e 2016, «Intorno a un’epigrafe» 2015, «Intorno a un testo» 2014 e 2015. Cronaca

ALTRI STUDI
CARLO MARIA MAZZUCCHI, Archilochus Coloniensis alio modo
CARLO MARIA MAZZUCCHI, Natura e storia del Giuseppe Flavio Ambrosiano
STEFANO COSTA, Omero latino a Milano. Note di consultazione su alcune edizioni quattro-secentesche
REINHARD HAERTEL, Il documento privato dell’alto medioevo: dottrina ed insegnamento ieri e domani
FEDERICA FAVERO, La Chronica pontificum Mediolanensium di Galvano Fiamma e il cosiddetto Fasciculus temporum
GIACOMO LOI, Giovanni da Falgano traduttore di Museo

Abstracts

Indice dei manoscritti e dei documenti d’archivio
Indice dei nomi di persona e di luogo

DOCUMENTI
Statuto dell’Accademia Ambrosiana
Regolamento della Classe di Studi Greci e Latini
Organi direttivi ed Elenco degli Accademici

C. NOTIZIE

[1]. BRIHC RESEARCH FELLOW AT SCHOOL OF HISTORY AND CULTURES, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19.04.2017)

Da: Francesca Dell’Acqua (f.dellacqua@bham.ac.uk)

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Duration of Post: 24 months
Post is open to: External and internal candidates
Grade: 7
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range 29,301 to 38,183 pounds. With potential progression once in post to 40,523 pounds a year.
Additional Information: Candidates should outline their proposed scheme of work and give specific indications of their future plans for research in terms of applications, outputs and (as appropriate) research synergies with existing SHAC staff (max. 2 pages).

For further details, please contact Dr Simon Yarrow, Director, Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT. Email: s.s.yarrow@bham.ac.uk

Closing date: 19 Apr 2017

Job description
Post title and post number: BRIHC Research Fellow – 56798
Organisation advertising / Description: School of History and Cultures

Job summary
To create, and contribute to the creation of, knowledge by undertaking a range of activities (specified below) related both to the Fellow’s independent research programme, and to collaborative activities undertaken within BRIHC.

Main duties
– Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor
– Undertake research in history broadly defined
– Write or contribute to writing bids for research funding
– Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
– Disseminate research findings to academic audiences via. publications, research seminars, conference presentations, etc.
– Disseminate, or contribute to the dissemination of, research findings to public audiences.
– Contribute to School research-related activities and research-related administration by organising (an) event(s) through BRIHC.
– Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
– Where agreed with the Fellow and the Institute’s Director, undertake teaching duties
– Where agreed with the Fellow and the Institute’s Director, supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students.

Skills and Experience
– A good first degree and normally, a higher degree relevant to research area, or equivalent qualifications
– High level analytical capability
– Ability to communicate complex information clearly
– Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
– Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
– Experience of organising research-related activities, e.g. conferences, seminar series and/or impact-related activities, e.g. public talks, school visits, etc.

To apply please visit: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=b3duZXI9NTAzMjUyMSZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT03NjcmamNvZGU9MTYzNDYyOCZwb3N0aW5nX2NvZGU9MTE2Jg==

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[2]. BRIHC GLOBAL CHALLENGES RESEARCH FELLOW AT SCHOOL OF HISTORY AND CULTURES, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19.04.2017)

Da: Francesca Dell’Acqua (f.dellacqua@bham.ac.uk)

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Duration of Post: 24 months
Post is open to: External and internal candidates
Grade: 7
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range 29,301 to 38,183 pounds. With potential progression once in post to 40,523 pounds a year.
Additional Information: Candidates should outline their proposed GCRF project, including a “road map” for application to the AHRC or other body and evidence of their experience in submitting grant applications, and providing research leadership. Finally, they should indicate any synergies they might see emerging between the work of members of SHAC, and their own research expertise (max. 2 pages).

For further details, please contact Dr Simon Yarrow, Director, Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT. Email: s.s.yarrow@bham.ac.uk

Closing Date: 19 Apr 2017

Job description
Post title and post number: BRIHC Global Challenges Research Fellow – 56796
Organisation advertising Description: School of History and Cultures

Job summary
To create, and contribute to the creation of, knowledge by undertaking a range of activities (specified below) related both to the Fellow’s independent research programme, and to collaborative activities undertaken within BRIHC.

Main duties
– Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor
– Undertake research in history broadly defined
– Write or contribute to writing bids for research funding
– Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
– Disseminate research findings to academic audiences via. publications, research seminars, conference presentations, etc.
– Disseminate, or contribute to the dissemination of, research findings to public audiences.
– Contribute to School research-related activities and research-related administration by organising (an) event(s) through BRIHC.
– Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
– Where agreed with the Fellow and the Institute’s Director, undertake teaching duties
– Where agreed with the Fellow and the Institute’s Director, supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students.

Skills and Experience
– A good first degree and normally, a higher degree relevant to research area, or equivalent qualifications
– High level analytical capability
– Ability to communicate complex information clearly
– Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
– Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
– Experience of organising research-related activities, e.g. conferences, seminar series and/or impact-related activities, e.g. public talks, school visits, etc.

To apply please visit: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=b3duZXI9NTAzMjUyMSZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT03NjcmamNvZGU9MTYzNDU5OCZwb3N0aW5nX2NvZGU9MTE2Jg==

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[3]. BANDO PER ASSEGNO DI RICERCA “I LIBRI GRECI DELLA BNU DI TORINO E LA BIBLIOTECA DI GABRIEL SEVIROS” (SCADENZA: 26.04.2017)

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Bando per assegno di ricerca
Descrizione del bando
Titolo del progetto di ricerca in italiano: I libri greci della BNU di Torino e la biblioteca di Gabriel Seviros
Titolo del progetto di ricerca in inglese: Greek Books in the BNU of Turin and the library of Gabriel Seviros
Area CUN: 10 – Scienze dell’antichita’, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche
S.S.D: –
Descrizione sintetica in italiano: Il progetto e’ finalizzato alla ricostruzione della ricca collezione di libri greci del primo metropolita greco a Venezia, Gabriel Seviros: acquistati in buona parte dai Savoia nel 1619, costituiscono la quasi totalita’ del patrimonio librario manoscritto in lingua greca della BNU di Torino. L’idea e’ quella di ricostruire la biblioteca e la sua gestione, indagandone materiali e dinamiche di fruizione, anche alla luce del materiale d’archivio relativo a Seviros (ad es. i diari), custodito a Venezia. Il progetto si colloca sia nell’ambito della storia della recezione e della trasmissione dei testi, tra libro manoscritto e libro a stampa (quali libri e quali lettori: sulla base di quali criteri e di quali necessita’ pratiche si e’ costituita la biblioteca), sia in quello di storia della cultura (Greci e non Greci a Venezia, porta tra oriente e occidente: sincretismo e integrazione culturale, l’insegnamento e la diffusione del Greco e i rapporti culturali e commerciali tra Greci e non Greci)
Descrizione sintetica in inglese: The project aims to reconstruct the collection of greek books of Gabriel Seviros, the first greek Metropolitan in Venice, most of which are now in the National Library of Turin. This goal is to be achieved through research on artefacts and their use, also in the light of other sources, such as e.g. Seviros’ notebooks. The study is carried out in the broader context od the transmission and reception of greek literature, through printed and manuscript books (books and readers: based on which requirements was the collection established) and history of culture (Greeks and not-Greeks in Venice, between East and West: syncretism and cultural integration, teaching and diffusion of the Greek language, cultural and commercial relationships)
Data del bando: 03/04/2017
Numero di assegnazioni per anno: 1
Paesi in cui puo’ essere condotta la ricerca: Italy
Paesi di residenza dei candidati: All
Nazionalita’ dei candidati: All
Sito web del bando: https://www.serviziweb.unito.it/albo_ateneo/

Dettagli dell’assegno di ricerca
Destinatari dell’assegno di ricerca (of target group): Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Dettagli per la candidatura
Data di scadenza del bando: 26/04/2017
Come candidarsi: https://pica.cineca.it

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[4]. BYZANTINE STUDIES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AT UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30.04.2017)

Da: Vera von Falkenhausen (verafalk@libero.it)

BYZANTINE STUDIES POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Following substantial investment in the area of Byzantine Studies at the University of Notre Dame, including the acquisition of the Milton V. Anastos Library of Byzantine Civilization and generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is delighted to invite applicants for a nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship in Byzantine Studies. This fellowship is designed for junior scholars with a completed doctorate whose research deals with some aspect of the Byzantine world. The fellow is expected to pursue promising research towards scholarly publication and/or the development of new subject areas. This Fellowship is open to qualified applicants in all fields and sub-disciplines of Byzantine Studies, such as history (including its auxiliary disciplines), archaeology, art history, literature, theology, and liturgical studies, as well as the study of Byzantium’s interactions with neighboring cultures. The fellowship holder will pursue research in residence at the University of Notre Dame’s famed Medieval Institute during the 2017-18 academic year.
The intent of this Fellowship is to enable its holder to do innovative research drawing on the rich resources held in the Milton V. Anastos Collection, the Medieval Institute, and the Hesburgh Library more broadly. This may include the completion of book manuscripts and articles, work on text editions, or the development of new trajectories of research in one of the aforementioned fields. The Fellowship carries no teaching responsibilities, but the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the multidisciplinary activities of Notre Dame faculty related to Byzantium, Eastern Christianity, and the history of the Levant. The Fellow will be provided with a private workspace in the Medieval Institute, enjoy full library and computer privileges, and have access to all the Institute’s research tools.
In addition, towards the conclusion of the fellowship period the fellow’s work will be at the center of a workshop organized within the framework of the Byzantine Studies Seminar. Senior scholars, chosen in cooperation with the Medieval Institute, will be invited for this event treating the fellow’s subject matter. The senior scholars will discuss draft versions of the fellow’s book manuscript or articles or discuss the further development of ongoing research projects.
Eligibility: Byzantine Studies fellows must hold a Ph.D. from an internationally recognized institution.
The Ph.D. must be in hand by the beginning of the fellowship term.
Salary: 36,000 dollars plus benefits
Start date: August 16, 2017
Application procedure: Please see the fellowship listing on our web site at http://tinyurl.com/ByzantineMI for all details of the application procedure.

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[5]. GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS (2017-2018) FUNDED BY THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION (APPLICATION DEADLINES: 05.05.2017; 31.05.2017)

Da: Vera von Falkenhausen (verafalk@libero.it)

1) ANDREW W. MELLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE M.A. PROGRAM IN BYZANTINE STUDIES AT BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, OFFERED BY THE BYZANTINE STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER
The Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University is pleased to announce three scholarships for the M.A. program in the field of Byzantine studies at the Department of History for the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarships are open to future applicants as well as current students enrolled in the M.A. program of the department. Applicants from any country with an interest in Byzantine history, art history, and archaeology are encouraged to apply.
The scholarship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on the basis of an annual total of 5,000 dollars net for the duration of two years, provided that the accepted candidates continue to meet necessary academic requirements.
Successful foreign candidates living abroad will be eligible for a supplementary grant (max. 1,500 dollars) towards one-time airfare and health insurance.
Please note that recipients of the scholarship cannot be employed in any other institution.
Applicants should follow the admission procedures for the M.A. program of the History Department at Bogazici University, specifically indicating their wish to be considered for the scholarship in their statement of purpose.
For application procedures:
http://adaylar.boun.edu.tr/en-EN/Home
http://hist.boun.edu.tr/content/student-application-information
Current students enrolled in the department should apply directly to the Byzantine Studies Research Center with a statement of purpose written in English and a current transcript by 5 May 2017.
Questions can be addressed to: byzantinestudies@boun.edu.tr
For more information on the Byzantine Studies Research Center: http://byzantinestudies.boun.edu.tr/

2) ANDREW W. MELLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE PH.D. PROGRAM IN BYZANTINE STUDIES AT BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, OFFERED BY THE BYZANTINE STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER
The Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University is pleased to announce one scholarship for the Ph.D. program in the field of Byzantine studies at the Department of History for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The scholarship is open to future applicants as well as current students enrolled in the Ph.D. program of the department. Applicants from any country with an interest in Byzantine history, art history, and archaeology are encouraged to apply.
The scholarship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on the basis of an annual total of 8,000 dollars net for the duration of three years, provided that the accepted candidate continues to meet necessary academic requirements.
A successful foreign candidate living abroad will be eligible for a supplementary grant (max. 1,500 dollars) towards one-time airfare and health insurance.
Please note that the recipient of the scholarship cannot be employed in any other institution.
Applicants should follow the admission procedures for the Ph.D. program of the History Department at Bogazici University, specifically indicating their wish to be considered for the scholarship in their statement of purpose.
For application procedures:
http://adaylar.boun.edu.tr/en-EN/Home
http://hist.boun.edu.tr/content/student-application-information
Current students enrolled in the department should apply directly to the Byzantine Studies Research Center with a statement of purpose written in English and a current transcript by 5 May 2017.
Questions can be addressed to: byzantinestudies@boun.edu.tr
For more information on the Byzantine Studies Research Center: http://byzantinestudies.boun.edu.tr/

3) ANDREW W. MELLON POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN BYZANTINE STUDIES AT BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY, ISTANBUL, OFFERED BY THE BYZANTINE STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER
The Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University invites applications for a post-doctoral research position in the field of Byzantine history, art history, and archaeology. Conceived in the framework of expanding the scholarly activities of the Byzantine Studies Research Center, the nine-month position is expected to start in
September 2017.
The successful candidate will be required to contribute to the development of the Byzantine Studies Research Center, as well as taking part in the activities of the Center.
The position is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on the basis of a monthly total of 1,800 dollars net for nine months.
Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field and excellent command of English should submit their application to the Byzantine Studies Research Center before 31 May 2017. The application file should include a cover letter, a detailed research project proposal, a CV and list of publications, two letters of recommendation, and a sample of their written work.
Applications should be sent both in electronic format by e-mail and as a hardcopy to:
E-mail: byzantinestudies@boun.edu.tr

Byzantine Studies Fellowships Committee
Department of History
Bogazici University
Bebek 34342, Istanbul
Turkey

4) ANDREW W. MELLON SHORT-TERM POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH GRANT IN BYZANTINE STUDIES FOR SCHOLARS HOLDING ACADEMIC POSITIONS IN TURKEY OFFERED BY THE BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY BYZANTINE STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER
The Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University is pleased to announce one short-term postdoctoral research grant in the field of Byzantine studies for Turkish citizens and foreign scholars holding academic positions in Turkey. The aim of the grant is to sponsor the expenses of the successful candidate for travel within or outside Turkey for research in 2017.
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the grant offers up to 2,400 pounds for the above-mentioned expenses to be spent in 2017.
Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Byzantine studies should submit their application to the Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University before 31 May 2017. The application file should be in English and include a research project proposal with a time line, an expected budget for expenses, a detailed CV and list of publications, a sample of written work, and two letters of recommendation.
Applications should be sent both in electronic format by e-mail and as a hardcopy to:
E-mail: byzantinestudies@boun.edu.tr
Byzantine Studies Fellowships Committee
Department of History
Bogazici University
Bebek 34342, Istanbul
Turkey

5) ANDREW W. MELLON SHORT-TERM GRANT IN BYZANTINE STUDIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY, OFFERED BY THE BYZANTINE STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER
The Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University is pleased to announce one short-term research project grant in the field of Byzantine studies for M.A. or Ph.D. students enrolled at the Department of History, Bogazici University. The aim of the grant is to sponsor the expenses of the successful candidate for acquiring language skills and/or for conducting research in libraries and/or museums within or outside Turkey in 2017.
The grant, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, offers up to 1,100 dollars for the above-mentioned expenses to be spent in 2017.
Candidates should submit their application to the Byzantine Studies Research Center at Bogazici University before 31 May 2017. The application file should be in English and include a research project proposal, an expected budget for expenses, a detailed CV, and a transcript.
Applications should be sent both in electronic format by e-mail and as a hardcopy to:
E-mail: byzantinestudies@boun.edu.tr
Byzantine Studies Fellowships Committee
Department of History
Bogazici University
Bebek 34342, Istanbul
Turkey

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[6]. SIX FOUR-YEAR PHD SCHOLARSHIPS IN HUMANITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15.05.2017)

Da: Barbara Crostini (crostini.barbara@gmail.com)

The University of Groningen, The Neterrlands, offers 6 – fully funded- 4 year PhD scholarships. These places are offered on a competitive basis. They are offered over a wide
range of subjects. Candidates with an interest in Ancient History are encouraged to get in touch with Prof. Dr. Onno van Nijf : o.m.van.nijf@rug.nl

Scholarship opportunities

The Graduate School for the Humanities offers six PhD positions (for 4 years) in the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG). As a PhD candidate, you are committed to conducting independent and original scientific research, to report on this research in international publications and presentations, and to present the final results of the research in a PhD dissertation.
The Research Centre for Historical Studies (http://www.rug.nl/research/icog/research/research-centres/research-centre- for-historical- studies/)

Qualifications

We are looking for talented and ambitious researchers in the relevant disciplines.
Your qualifications are:

– a master’s degree in one of the five areas mentioned above, with an excellent academic record
– proven research abilities and affinity with the research topic
– excellent command of English and good academic writing skills.

Conditions

The PhD student will participate in the Faculty’s GSH training programme for PhD students (cf. https://www.rug.nl/research/gradschool-humanities/) and will draw up a personal Training and Supervision Plan. Part of the training consists in following the Career Perspectives curriculum, which aims to prepare students for their (academic or non-academic) careers after the PhD trajectory. Every year results are assessed in order to ensure a smooth PhD process, that results in a timely PhD thesis.
Information about the PhD-training programme and scholarship can be found via: https://www.rug.nl/education/phd-programmes/phd-scholarship-programme/
Students in Ancient History will also take part in the programme of the National Research School OIKOS.

Application

Submission procedure

Please send your entire application (in English) as a single PDF-file until the deadline of 15 May 2017, 11:59 pm / before 16 May Dutch local time, by means of the application form ). Please upload your entire application as “letter of motivation”.
The submission should contain the following:
1. A cover letter introducing yourself, describing your motivation to conduct scientific research, and locating your research within one of the research groups
2. A full CV demonstrating academic excellence, including publications and presentations (if applicable), and a copy of your passport
3. A certified copy or scan of your MA diploma (or equivalent) and academic record
4. A research proposal, focusing on the central research question to be addressed and the proposed method of approaching and answering this question (1500 words, tables and references excluded, and a project title). See the guidelines in the following website: https://www.rug.nl/research/gradschool-humanities/phd-programme/phd- positions/gsh-format- for-phd- applications
5. names and contact details of two academic references

Guidelines for submitting a PhD proposal University of Groningen
1500 words, tables and references excluded, + a project title

A successful research proposal addresses the following points:

1. short description of the project
– what do you want to find out?
– what will you do to get there?

2. position of the project within the discipline
– how does it connect to existing theory?
– what does it promise to contribute?

3. short description of the data (texts, corpus, etc.) that you will use or collect
– why these materials?

4. short description of the project’s research method
– why this method?

5. short statement of the relevance of the project
– what is its urgency?
– how is it innovative?
– (if applicable) what practical purposes may be served by its results?

6. statement of a provisional timetable
– when will you do what?
– what will you produce when?

7. statement of expected expenses
– specific research costs, research trips, conference visits, stay abroad

8. description of the required research environment
– who will you be working with?
– what kind of research training do you need?

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[7]. ISTITUTO ITALIANO PER LA STORIA ANTICA: BANDO PER TRE BORSE DI STUDIO DESTINATE A GIOVANI STUDIOSI (DEADLINE: 30.05.2017)

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BANDO DI CONCORSO PER L’ASSEGNAZIONE DI TRE BORSE DI STUDIO DESTINATE A GIOVANI STUDIOSI

L’Istituto Italiano per la Storia Antica bandisce 3 borse di studio postdoc da 5.000 euro lordi ciascuna, di durata annuale, destinate a giovani studiosi che abbiano in avanzata fase di elaborazione una monografia nell’ambito della ricerca storica sul mondo antico. La borsa ha come finalita’ quella di favorire il completamento della ricerca.
– I candidati dovranno aver conseguito il titolo di dottore di ricerca in Scienze storiche, con una tematica relativa alla storia antica, non oltre 5 anni dalla data di apertura del bando e non aver ancora compiuto il trentacinquesimo anno di eta’.
– La borsa annuale decorrera’ dal 10 settembre 2017.
– L’assegnazione delle borse sara’ comunicata entro il 30 luglio 2017.
– L’importo sara’ erogato in due fasi: la prima (3000 euro) al momento della decorrenza della borsa, la seconda (2000 euro) dopo 8 mesi dalla decorrenza. L’erogazione di questo
secondo importo sara’ subordinata alla verifica (da parte di due membri del Consiglio direttivo dell’Istituto italiano per la storia antica) del lavoro svolto.
– I vincitori della borsa si impegnano a tenere, presso l’Istituto italiano per la storia antica, un seminario sull’argomento del lavoro svolto.
– L’Istituto, previa valutazione di una commissione scientifica, finanziera’ la pubblicazione del lavoro presso un editore di rilevanza internazionale.
Le domande, indirizzate al Presidente dell’Istituto Italiano per la Storia Antica, via Milano, 76 00184 Roma, sottoscritte per esteso dal candidato e accompagnate da fotocopia
del documento di identita’, dovranno pervenire all’Istituto esclusivamente in formato pdf all’indirizzo segreteria@storiaantica.eu entro il 30 maggio 2017.
Nella domanda il candidato dovra’ specificare la residenza anagrafica e, se diverso da quest’ultima, il domicilio.
I candidati dovranno allegare alla domanda:
1) curriculum studiorum;
2) presentazione del lavoro di ricerca che s’intende perfezionare (minimo 30mila battute);
3) lettera di presentazione firmata da almeno un docente universitario appartenente a settori disciplinari di storia antica;
4) autocertificazione del possesso dei requisiti indicati.

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[8]. E-EDITION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE 23RD INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF BYZANTINE STUDIES (BELGRADE, 22-27 AUGUST 2016)

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An e-edition of the proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies, Belgrade 22-27 August 2016, has just been published. The proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Byzantine Studies are now available in an e-edition at the webpage of the Institute of Byzantine Studies of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts:
http://www.byzinst-sasa.rs/eng/online-editions/.
The former web-page of the Congress has meanwhile been cancelled and is going to be restored at the web-page of the institute. The former web address (byz2016.rs) is now being used by another user and has no connection with the Congress and Serbian Committee for Byzantine Studies.

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